2014 Winter Olympics

Ceremonies and events of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia run from Thursday, February 6 through Sunday, February 23.  Coverage of the Opening Ceremony will begin on Friday, February 7 at 6:30pm Topeka time. The Olympics conclude with the Closing Ceremony, broadcast at 7:30pm on Sunday February 23. NBC holds broadcast rights to […]

Mike Torrez: Major Postseason Player

As this year’s World Series makes it into the record books, we remember a local athlete who pitched in several memorable MLB games, including a Fall Classic. Topeka High’s Mike Torrez made a mark in history having pitched, and won, two complete games in the 1977 World Series for the Yankees. Back then, pitchers were […]

Lamar Hunt: Sport’s Gentle Giant

In an era of over-the-top sports owners who make more headlines than their teams, Lamar Hunt (1932-2006) was known by most who knew him as a humble, down-to-earth man of exceptional character and thought, despite tremendous wealth and status. Lamar Hunt’s life was not as outwardly colorful (or tragic) as other members of his immediate […]

Tough Guy: John Wayne

Few film actors, directors and writers can be described as genuine movie stars, legends or icons. All three describe John Wayne. Wayne (he changed his name from Marion Morrison) is an emblem of American values and rugged character, making his mark in films from the 1930s through the 1970s. Critics question his films and personal […]